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Saturday, September 12, 2009

Calling all stations for an information commissioner

Speaking of good people, the NSW Government is on the lookout for an Information Commissioner to act as the "independent champion"of the new open government regime established by the Government Information (Public Access) Act which will commence in early 2010. An advertisement is in today's Sydney Morning Herald (Page 9- no link, but sure to be up soon here) calls for applications by 28 September so get your running shoes on if life's ambition calls.( Also in Business section of The Weekend Australian page 30.)

It's a top job for a leader and experienced manager with (paraphrasing here)
integrity and commitment to open and accountable government
who knows a lot about government processes
is comfortable with the exercise of statutory powers
has expertise in complaint handling and dispute resolution
and who can communicate and deal with a whole raft of stakeholders from general public to the leaders of government.
And you don't have to have a law degree!

Sound like you? Looking for the chance to make a mark? It's an independent statutory position accountable directly to the NSW Parliament. More details from Sarah Bradshaw at the Department of Premier and Cabinet on 02 92284657 (612 instead of 02 if you are in foreign climes) or

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